Archive for category abstract expressionism
Happy Birthday Mark Rothko!
September 25, 1903
“I’m not an abstractionist. I’m not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.”
Bottom: No. 61 (Rust and Blue), 1953, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Yayoi Kusama ( born 1928, Matsumoto )
One of the largest contemporary artists in Japan.
Kusama is also enigmatic – critics have variously ascribed her work to minimalism, feminism, obsessivism, surrealism, art brut, pop, and abstract expressionism.
Because of fragile mental health, she voluntarily lives at a Tokyo psychiatric hospital, in a small room, for over 20 years.